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Difference Between Magazines and Journals 

Differences Between Magazines and Journals Features

Magazines

Journals

Periodical Examples

Time Sports Illustrated Vogue Good Housekeeping

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association Journal of Advertising Journal of Marriage and the Family

Content

Subject field is broad and of general interest

Scholarly in nature, usually focusing on original research in a specific subject field or discipline

Audience

Educated general audience

Scholars in the particular subject or discipline

Authors

Generally staff and freelance writers

Scholars in the particular subject or discipline

References

Sources often not cited

Documented research with footnotes and bibliography

Layout

Glossy look, short articles, and many photographs

Lengthy articles, tables, graphs, and charts

Advertising

Consumer ads to attract the general public

Little advertising and usually specific to field or discipline journal covers

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Revised and adapted from Shawna Kennedy-Witthar,
Reference/Assistant University Librarian - West Texas A&M University
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